Vespa 98 - 1946    
Year(s) of production   1946 / 47
VIN   V98
Number   01 / 18079
Production   18079

This is the first Vespa that gives us the myth. This succes is due to it's low price, and it's small consommation of fuel: 3 litres/100 km, for a top speed of 75 km/h and cruising of 50 km/h. On this first model, it was equiped with an external drive shaft between the rear wheel and the motor.
Front fork use a drag type wheel with the axle and shock absorber slightly aft of the fork. It's the same thing used on landing gears of many aircraft.